This page contains details of the meetings of our Area Groups, other HMRS meetings and our participation in events organised by others.

For directions and how to contact the Area Group Organiser go to the Area Groups page.

You can find us on Facebook at Historical-Model-Railway-Society

Bletchley and Bristol Area Groups have been holding physical meetings but the current COVID situation means this is under review. Up-to-date venue or virtual meeting information will be posted here as available.

Essex Area Group May 2022 and from September 2022 on, the venue is the Tower Room, Great Baddow Millenium Community Centre, Recreation Ground, Baddow Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9RL. Contact ag-essex@hmrs.org.uk for March and April 2022 venues.

London Area Group update: The meetings at Keen House are unlikely to resume for the foreseeable future due to a lot of the members being unwilling to travel on public transport due to the continuing threat from Covid.

Sussex Area Group is awaiting future developments.

2022

Sat. 23 April 14:30

Trustees Meeting, contact Secretary for details (Members only).

Bristol Area Group; In person meeting at Wansdyke Hall, Saltford Hall for 2.30pm start. Gerry Nichols will be showing Bristol in the 1920s and 1930s.

Please check with the Area Organiser if you intend to come as it may be necessary to revert to Zoom if Covid levels are such as to make in-person meetings unsafe.

Wed. 27 April 19:30

Bletchley Area Group; Norfolk & Suffolk Joint Railway (part 2). By Brian Sullivan.

Fri. 29 April 19:30 for 20:00

Essex Area Group;“Railway Photographs” hosted by Adrian Wright. Contact ag-essex@hmrs.org.uk if you wish to attend.

Wed. 25 May 19:00

Bletchley Area Group;  An evening out - a trip to a member's railway.

Fri. 27 May 19:30 for 20:00

Essex Area Group; “Private Owner wagons in East Anglia” presented by Nigel Bowdidge. This talk will take place at our new venue, The Tower Room, Great Baddow Millenium Community Centre, Baddow Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford, CM2 9RL. Due to Covid regulations currently in place, you will need to bring your own mug for refreshments.

Sat. 28 May 14:30

Bristol Area Group; In person meeting at Wansdyke Hall, Saltford Hall for 2.30 pm start. Chris Youett joins us to show more vintage colour slides.

Please check with the Area Organiser if you intend to come as it may be necessary to revert to Zoom if Covid levels are such as to make in-person meetings unsafe.

Sat. 11 June

Trustees Meeting, (Provisional date) (Members only).

Fri. 24 June 19:30 for 20:00

Essex Area Group; Visit “Medway Valley” EM gauge railway, hosted by Bob Page. Contact ag-essex@hmrs.org.uk if you wish to attend.

Wed. 29 June 19:30 Zoom Meeting

Bletchley Area Group;  Cross-London workings.

Summer 2022 (Date TBC)

Bletchley Area Group;  The Summer Day Out to Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway.

Sat. 30 July

Essex Area Group;

Visit "The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway".

Wed. 31 August 19:30 Zoom Meeting

Bletchley Area Group; Pre-Grouping Railways.

Wed. 28 September 19:30 

Bletchley Area Group;  Brighton Line Signalling, Chris Durrant (Author of a new book on Brighton line signalling).

Fri. 30 September 19:30 for 20:00

Essex Area Group; Hadleigh: modelling as a research tool, David Bousfield via Zoom at Tower Room, Great Baddow Community Millenium Centre.

Sat. 15 October

HMRS AGM via Zoom

Wed. 26 October 19:30

Bletchley Area Group;  Show and Tell - an evening of discussion and viewing members' current modelling projects.

Fri. 28 October 19:30 for 20:00

Essex Area Group; To be advised.

Fri. 25 November 19:30 for 20.00

From Afon Tawe tobthe Coaly Tyne - a discussion of the route and stock involved, John Shaw.

Wed. 30 November 19:30

Bletchley Area Group;  Wolverton Works - the last 30 years - demolition and the rise of Tesco!, Philip Marsh (To be confirmed).

Fri. 9 December 19:30 for 20:00

Essex Area Group; Members DIY evening. Be prepared to give a 10 - 15 minute presentation on a modelling or research subject that you have been engaged in this year. 

Wed. 28 December 19:30 Zoom Meeting

Bletchley Area Group;  Early electric trains.

2023

Fri. 31 March 19:30 for 20:00

Essex Area Group; By Tube Beyond Edgware, Tony Beard.